Tennis star Venus Williams slapped with wrongful death lawsuit

Emotional Venus breaks down after first round win

The No. 10 seed, who defeated Elise Mertens, is being sued for wrongful death by Jerome Barson's family, according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

Despite the fact that police agreed she was at fault in the accident, that she violated the other driver's right of way, Williams was not cited or charged for the slow speed crash. "I'm speechless, and I'm just".

Reporters at the London tournament asked Williams on Monday about her "emotions" this past month and how she was coping, and for the first few minutes she handled it well, keeping her answers focused on her game.

Venus Williams recently released her first press statement after being involved in a auto accident that led to a 78-year-old's death.

According to reports, witnesses told investigators that the 37-year-old ran a red light while driving her 2010 Toyota Sequoia SUV, resulting to the crash.

Police in Palm Beach Gardens are still investigating the crash, and no criminal charges have been filed.

"This is my 20th Wimbledon", she said.


The report showed that the 37-year-old tennis star had slowed in the middle of an intersection before getting hit by Barson's vehicle.

Barson told police that she couldn't avoid the crash.

At such a traumatic time, the seven-time Grand Slam victor admitted she would have loved to be able to spend more time with her sister Serena.

According to the police report of the accident, Williams was said to be driving around 5 miles per hour when another vehicle ran into hers.

Williams is now ranked number 11 in the world and seeded 10th at Wimbledon, which she has won five times.

He said the light was green when she entered the intersection. Witnesses say the Barson's vehicle, which T-boned Williams auto, could not avoid hitting Williams's SUV. Williams will still compete in Wimbledon, according to AP.

Williams posted a message on her Facebook page on Friday saying she was "heartbroken".

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